eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:32 am

Damn it morini I was quite happy eating my cereal and now it's all over the computer :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:05 am

ldrcycles wrote:Yea. $400 to restore and that didn't stretch to any kind of bar tape? :roll: .


Isn't black electrical tape over ripped-up sponge rubber tubing the period correct bar covering for these beauties?
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Postby minhyy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:27 pm

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Postby rkelsen » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:32 pm

I would too if I were a midget.
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Postby HappyHumber » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:30 pm

rkelsen wrote:I would too if I were a midget.


Indeed. One for Sporty Smurf... might help him win Smurfette over, struttin' his stuff in his lycra.
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:30 pm

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Postby Kermit TF » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:25 pm

Niiiice.
Check out his other items...the Merckx he has listed for $2100 is drool material.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:32 pm

Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.
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Postby mark field » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:46 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.


im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.
steel is the real deal.
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Postby commando » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:19 am

mark field wrote:im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.


He he, I know what you mean, I offered a couple 10 speeds for free last year and there were no takers. Perhaps if I cleaned them up and added a $200 price tag I'd clear some space....
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:01 am

Yea but you're in Sydney :( .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:30 pm

You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
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I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

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Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 pm

koen wrote:You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
Repco Tri A
I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

edit: hey! I think that emoticon is modelled on my school photo avatar


is this the welded-up euro tri a that was on ebay for about 6 months for $250? some poor bugger bought that?
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:24 pm

This mint repcos 5 mins from my place..
If anyone needs I can pick up and box it..
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Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:34 pm

i hope the hamster sees this.
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Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:07 pm

munga wrote:i hope the hamster sees this.


But I have short legs - that bike requires really looooooong legs
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Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:22 pm

my point was the cost of that bike, versus the quality of yours. :) are you still riding her?
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Postby Imwit » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:24 pm

Major Taylor's bike?
This could get interesting.
But the quality of his other listings :roll:
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Postby RobertFrith » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:55 pm

I'm rather taken by the horsedrawn fire engine. As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing
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Postby Torana68 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:33 am

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RobertFrith wrote:I'm rather taken by the horsedrawn fire engine. As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing


Perhaps just misinformed of things value but it smells of Ebay sillyness, there appears to be no solid connection to Major Taylor, its probably NOT the only one in existance, nor the most important, I cant get the pictures to work but from the crappy ones it doesnt look like a race bike. For $25K Id want something more than "reported left behind". The $4000 , yes four thousand dollar Speedwell , I WISH they were worth half that!!!! but whos Norm Gilroy? this guys listings are hopeless........... :(

Edit ; more detail on the Speedwell added , still cant see any good pickies or more than $150 in value :)
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Postby scratchman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:00 am

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Postby familyguy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:34 am

Dunno about these, pricing looks pretty sharp for mine, unlike the pictures. Spoke holes look a little deformed, hard to tell without better photos. Might be someone willing to take a chance.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171263077684 ... 1423.l2649

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:47 pm

RobertFrith wrote:As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing

Torana68 wrote:this guys listings are hopeless........... :(


He she they? currently have 10 separate listings for rare wheels, generic pictures of high wheeler, none of the actual items, cut and paste generic sales pitch. Pretty off putting I reckon. Even if they do get updated later.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:36 pm

I did notice that all of these bits and pieces are from an old shop in Punchbowl, Sydney, owned by Jack Walsh. He was known in the motorcycle world as well and apparently a pretty handy cyclist so maybe there's a grain of truth to the seller's stories. If Major Taylor had a bike and it was still around you'd have to say there'd be a good chance Jack Walsh might have owned it. It's just not worth $25,000 is it?
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